The Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship


Volume Editors: Wim van Mierlo and Alexandre Fachard
This is the 11th volume of Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship. Founded in 2002, Variants provides an international, interdisciplinary and comparative forum for the theory and practice of textual scholarship without restriction as to language, region or period. With its traditionally strong focus on textual editing in the electronic era, this issue has no less than four articles on the frameworks, principles and aspects of state of the art digital editions and best practice in the use of computers in scholarly editing. Other contributions are devoted to the sociology of texts, authorial agency, modern codicology, and the problems of editing large text traditions in English, German, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Spanish literature and history.

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Peter Shillingsburg: Development Principles for Virtual Archives and Editions
Elena Pierazzo: Unpacking the Draft Page: A New Framework for Digital Editions of Draft Manuscripts
Johanna Roelevink: Transparency, the Key to Sustainable Editing
Stephanie Schlitz: Digital Texts, Metadata, and the Multitude: New Directions in Participatory Editing
Sarah Neville: Nihil biblicum a me alienum puto: W. W. Greg, Bibliography, and the Sociology of Texts
John Gouws: Bringing the Author and his Editors to Book: A Case Study of Fulke Greville
João Dionísio: On the Matter of Authority in Almeida Garrett’s Frei Luís de Sousa
Mikas Vaicekauskas: The Problem with Red Ink: The Marking of Prosodic Signs in Kristijonas Donelaitis’s Manuscripts
Paulius V. Subačius: “Folded to fit into a pocket…”: Delivering a Sermon without Pulpit and Cassock

Work in Progress
Belén Almeida and Pedro Sánchez-Prieto: An Editiorial Challenge: The General Estoria of Alfonso the Wise
Manuela Mayer: How to Edit an Editor? An Edition of the Learned Correspondence of the Brothers Pez

Book Reviews
Nicholas A. Sparks: Ars edendi: Lecture Series. Vol. 1. ed. Erika Kihlman and Denis Searby and Vol. 2. ed. Alessandra Bucossi and Erika Kihlman
Pietro G. Beltrami: Ruth Harvey and Linda Paterson (in collaboration with Anna Radaelli et al.), eds. The Troubadour Tensos and Partimens: A Critical Edition
Sarah Laseke: Lawrence Warner. The Lost History of Piers Plowman: The Earliest Transmission of Langland’s Work
Amy Bowles: William Shakespeare, The Tragedie of Macbeth: A Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition, ed. Demitra Papadinis
Andrew Frayn: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad. Gen. Eds. Allan H. Simmons and J. H. Stape. Tales of Unrest. Eds. Allan H. Simmons and J. H. Stape. Lord Jim. Eds. J. H. Stape and Ernest W. Sullivan II. Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether. Ed. Owen Knowles
Christof Schöch: Michael Poston and Rebecca Niles, eds., Folger Digital Texts
Roger Osborne: The Mark Twain Project Online: Authoritative Texts, Documents, and Historical Research
Patricio Ferrari: The History of Reading. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Volume 1, International Perspectives, c. 1500–1990. Eds. Shafquat Towheed and W. R. Owens. Volume 2, Evidence from the British Isles, c. 1750–1950. Eds. Katie Halsey and W. R. Owens. Volume 3, Methods, Strategies, Tactics. Eds. Rosalind Crone and Shafquat Towheed